Photos illustrating Farewell Rio, Chapter 8

Page 102.  “Friday morning Nelson Claudio had an early photo session, so he accompanied me downtown on the bonde. Segments of the track were supported by the lofty arcs of a colonial Portuguese aqueduct. The ride was always glorious, offering a glimpse of Guanabara Bay and views of numerous public staircases that wound in stages to neighborhoods hundreds of feet below.”

[The Bonde streetcar on the aqueduct leading from Lapa to Santa Teresa, from]

Page 104.

“Which way’d you walk to the office?” Ed Tanner wanted to know as soon as I set foot in the newsroom.
“From Lapa.”
“I guess you missed it.”
“Missed what?”
“There’re marines on Avenida Rio Branco stopping cars, hunting for student demonstrators. Last night there was a confrontation between the cops and students outside a movie theater in Cinelândia.  Wadson’s somewhere on Rio Branco. He wants us to help him cover.”

[Map of downtown Rio de Janeiro from Google Maps.  The hill neighborhood of Santa Teresa is in the lower left corner.  On the left, the Arcos de Lapa aqueduct carries the Bonde streetcar from Santa Teresa down to Lapa.  Avenida Rio Branco is a main street on the right.  Cinelândia, where there were several large movie theaters in 1968, is located on Avenida Rio Branco at the top right.]

Page 110.  “Monday at 10 in the morning President Costa e Silva spoke at a celebration marking the fourth anniversary of what he called “the country’s bloodless revolution against Communism and corruption.” John and I went. We even dressed up — John in jacket and tie; I in a skirt, not jeans. The observance was held at the heavily guarded Laranjeiras Palace below Santa Teresa, the President’s residence when he stayed in Rio.”

[Laranjeiras Palace, from Google Images]

Page 113.  “From the Brazilian Consulate it was a short walk along the city’s main thoroughfare to the UPI Montevideo bureau on Avenida 18 de Julio.”

[The Brazilian Consulate in Montevideo, from Google User Content]

[Avenida 18 de Julio, Montevideo, from Panoramio]


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